Tag Archive: DTM

Jul 20

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

DTM, Zandvoort. Mercedes-AMG DTM Team, Mercedes-Benz, DTM, Christian Vietoris, BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM Robert Wickens Lucas Au This is what happened: Weekend’s results & facts. News from the Mercedes-AMG motorsport teams. Three questions for Ulrich Fritz. Social media news: What’s new online? This week’s important dates and events.

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Jul 16

Mercedes-AMG dominates first session

The first laps of the fifth DTM race weekend of the 2016 season are in the books

Robert Wickens had already posted his fastest lap time at the halfway point of the session.At 17.00 hrs, Tom Blomqvist got proceedings underway in first free practice at the Circuit Park Zandvoort in The Netherlands. Finally, however, neither Blomqvist and his fellow BMW drivers, nor the eight Audi drivers dominated the first session at the circuit in the dunes.

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Jul 14

DTM parade cruises through Zandvoort’s city centre

The special DTM parade arrived at its destination at the Badhuisplein, the sea front

DTM parade cruises through Zandvoort’s city centre As early as on the day prior to the DTM weekend at Zandvoort, the safety-cars went out for their first mission – with an unfamiliar destination.

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Jul 13

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-07-10-Sunday-0172 A busy hot summer of motor sport continues unabated: After two Formula 1 wins by the Silver Arrows in Austria and England, the DTM now heads to Zandvoort for its next meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Challenging ride in Zandvoort’s dunes – the fifth DTM weekend

From 15th to 17th July, Zandvoort at the Dutch North Sea coast will stage the ‘DTM Summer’

Challenging ride in Zandvoort’s dunes – the fifth DTM weekend On the coming weekend, Zandvoort’s spectacular dune circuit, the Circuit Park, will stage the fifth race meeting in the 2016 season.

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Jul 07

Juncadella and Ocon are hoping for a breakthrough

In total, 1,818 points are to be won in the 18 DTM races of the 2016 season. So far, 22 drivers have racked up 808 points

Daniel JuncadellaOnly two drivers are still waiting for a tangible result after eight races: the two Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers Daniel Juncadella and Esteban Ocon. While the 19-year-old Frenchman is experiencing a typical rookie season following promising performances at the start, the Spaniard has yet to break his duck in his fourth DTM season.

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Jul 06

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-06-08_0006 The month of July is packed with motor racing action. Formula 1 heads from Austria this week straight to England. Meanwhile, the 24-Hours of Spa also beckons… Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Norisring analysis: ‘An Issue for Norbert Haug’

During a DTM weekend one often witnesses things happening that just can’t be explained in two simple sentences

Norbert HaugThings that better should be assessed, analysed and explained by the experts. And who would be a better man for this job than Norbert Haug? For 22 years (1990 to 2012) he was the Vice President Mercedes-Benz Motorsport and since 2014 he has been analysing the occurrences prior to, during and after the races for DTM’s German TV partner ARD as expert and co-commentator.

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Jun 29

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

This is what happened: Weekend’s results & facts

2016-06-10_45652 The Mercedes-AMG DTM Team has already had its race weekend in Spielberg; now it’s the turn of the Silver Arrows to compete in Austria – but only after a brief stopover at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Nico Müller scores his maiden DTM race win at the Norisring

An emotional Sunday for Nico Müller: in the second race at the Norisring, the 24-year-old Swiss scored his maiden DTM race win

DTM - Nico Müller Having started from third place, Müller took the lead on lap 43 following a perfect pit stop by his Team and defended this position until the finish. After 72 laps of the only 2.3 kilometres long track, he crossed the finish line with a margin of 0.670 seconds from second-placed BMW driver Tom Blomqvist from Great Britain. Belgian Maxime Martin, another BMW driver, ended up third. In total, 123,500 spectators came to witness the DTM action in Nuremberg over the weekend. The Norisring is the only street circuit on the calendar of the popular touring car series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Blomqvist and Di Resta on the front row of the grid

Mattias Ekström posted the fastest lap time in DTM qualifying on Sunday morning

Tom BlomqvistWith his Audi RS 5 DTM, the Swede ended up with a time of 47.804 seconds, but another driver will be on pole position. Due to his collision in the race on Saturday, during which he deprived Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens of their respective positions, Ekström will be dropped three places on the grid.

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Jun 23

Determination and pleasant anticipation – quotes on the Norisring

Successful or not – nearly all the 24 DTM drivers seem to love the only street circuit on the DTM calendar

The pleasant anticipation of the Norisring DTM weekend is hugeSome of the drivers have been trying to secure a good result for numerous years – but in vein. Nonetheless, even they feel massive pleasant anticipation of the two Norisring races. Some of the drivers in our quote compilation about the fourth race weekend of the season will tell you why.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

This is what happened: Weekend’s results & facts

2016-06-10_2991-14-32-41 Two spectacular street circuits within a week: The Formula 1 premiere in Baku is followed by the most eagerly anticipated fixture on the DTM calendar – the Norisring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Maximum race action on a 2.3-kilometre racetrack

DTM at the Norisring

DTM Start Norisring Its length amounts to only 2.3 kilometres and it features just three real corners: the Grundig-Kehre, the Schöller-S und the Dutzendteichkehre.

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Jun 17

Maximum variety at the Norisring

The preparations already are running flat out, with the drivers’ and fans’ pleasant anticipation of the forthcoming race meeting being enormous

Autographing sessions, competitions and far more From 24th to 26th June, the Norisring located at Nuremberg’s Zeppelinfeld will be the venue of the fourth DTM trace weekend in the 2016 season. And as usual, this event represents a very special highlight on the DTM calendar.

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Jun 16

Maximum variety during the DTM weekend at the Norisring

‘Franconian Monaco’ to provide motor-racing, football, music and fashion highlights

Autograph session with the DTM drivers The preparations already are running flat out, with the drivers’ and fans’ pleasant anticipation of the forthcoming race meeting being enormous. From 24th to 26th June, the Norisring located at Nuremberg’s Zeppelinfeld will be the venue of the fourth DTM race weekend in the 2016 season.

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Jun 15

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

From Canada to Azerbaijan: New country, new track and a new challenge for the Silver Arrows

2016-06-12_2339 The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has always been a happy hunting ground for Lewis Hamilton. Last Sunday, the reigning Formula 1 World Champion won there for the fifth time.

Flagworld photo album

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Jun 14

After the DTM races the Norisring will turn into a football arena

The DTM drivers are going to kick off the second third of the season, at the Norisring, by contesting the fourth of the nine race meetings of the 2016 season

After the DTM races the Norisring will turn into a football arenaAt the same time, the teams of the Euro 2016 in France are starting into the knout phase. The first six matches of the round of 16 will be contested on 25th and 26th June.

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Jun 06

Popular premieres: Auer and Mücke score their maiden DTM race win

Sunday at Lausitzring became a day of popular premieres

Lucas Auer celebrated on his car ….Lucas Auer stormed away from the opposition and secured the first-ever win for an Austrian driver in history of the DTM. At the finish, the young Austrian and his team celebrated intensely. In the twelfth year of the Mercedes-AMG Team Mücke in the DTM, Auer had claimed the first pole position in the team’s history and then added the maiden race win for Mücke.

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Jun 05

Maiden DTM victory for Lucas Auer – Wickens is the new points’ leader

The stars shone at Lausitz: for the first time in his career, Mercedes-AMG DTM driver Lucas Auer won a DTM race

DTM Lausitzring Start In the race on Sunday during the Motorsport Festival at Lausitzring, the Austrian scored his first major success in the most popular international touring car series – the first victory for an Austrian driver in DTM history – after having started from pole position into the 23rd DTM race of his career.

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